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First Trailer for Robert Zemeckis' Live-Action Film Return with 'Flight'

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June 6, 2012
Source: Apple

Robert Zemeckis' Flight Trailer

"The way you landed that plane is nothing short of a miracle." It's been over a decade since we've seen a live-action film from Robert Zemeckis (after Beowulf, The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol became the director's focus), and ironically enough, that film was Cast Away, which followed Tom Hanks trying to survive on a desert island after a plane crash. Now the director is back to live-action filmmaking with a film that has a plane crash being prevented as the catalyst for a powerful drama starring Denzel Washington. The first trailer is here and it is quite something, quite a lot to take in, yet looks fascinating and quite good.

Here's the first trailer for Robert Zemeckis' Flight, originally in high def from Apple:

Flight marks the return of Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away) to live-action filmmaking after diving into motion-capture films like A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express and Beowulf. Written by John Gatins (Real Steel, Coach Carter), the film follows an airline pilot (Denzel Washington) who saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling about how the events unfolded. Don Cheadle, John Goodman, James Badge Dale, Melissa Leo and more star in the film which Paramount Pictures is sending to theaters on November 2nd this fall. Your thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 42 Comments

1

Looks Classic Zemeckis! Awesome!!

Buzzfunk on Jun 6, 2012

2

Fuck yeah, that was pretty damn awesome.

Xerxexx on Jun 6, 2012

3

God damnit i almost cried. Fuckin' lawyers

Lowrider83 on Jun 6, 2012

4

Hey!

A. L. Awyer, Esq. on Jun 7, 2012

5

Looks pretty good--and the cast certainly grabs the attention. And besides, it's Denzel and Don together again--it's been years since DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS.....

Scopedog on Jun 7, 2012

6

 It looks great.

Xerxexx on Jun 7, 2012

7

You said "Fuck."

Quanah on Jun 7, 2012

8

 Now I'm gonna have to take you to the zoo.

Xerxexx on Jun 10, 2012

9

Thank God you got the reference.

Quanah on Jun 11, 2012

10

Watched it a couple of months ago.

Xerxexx on Jun 11, 2012

11

Looks amazing...

David Darida on Jun 6, 2012

12

This looks amazing!

Nasser AlMulaifi on Jun 6, 2012

13

Damn, looks great! Wonderful cast, I'm all in!!

grimjob on Jun 6, 2012

14

Zemeckis is back!

Nielsen700 on Jun 6, 2012

15

Wow. That's how you cut a trailer together. Yeah, it had a lot of information; but I still have unanswered questions. Well done, Mr. Zemeckis.

DaveLister_JMC on Jun 6, 2012

16

wow looks amazing.  Rolling Stones clinch it every time for me.  Well done Mr. Zemeckis.

Lincoln Smith on Jun 6, 2012

17

The movie looks great...but I still wonder...crash landing a plane upside down reduces casualties?  

DidHeDied? on Jun 6, 2012

18

Assuming something like the ailerons were stuck and pushing the plane down.  Only way to get enough lift to land safely was to flip the plane and have the down ailerons become up ailerons.  (I'm not pilot-- just guessing) s

superchopper on Jun 6, 2012

19

Superchopper:  "I'm not a pilot, but I did fly my Cessna into a Holiday Inn Express last night."

Smartass on Jun 7, 2012

20

Hey-yo!

superchopper on Jun 7, 2012

21

Washington is a national treasure. Throw in Cheadle, Goodman and an upside down jetliner? Wow.

97point6 on Jun 6, 2012

22

Don't forget Bruce Greenwood! ...But in all seriousness, yeah, this film has a great cast.  Hopefully a great cast=great film.

Scopedog on Jun 7, 2012

23

Bring back uncanny valley! Just kiddin. I reckon it was aliens from another time that landed that plane.

Crapola on Jun 6, 2012

24

It's about time Zemeckis returned to real filmmaking. This looks really good.

Last Son on Jun 6, 2012

25

FINALLY Robert's BACK!!! 

TumMM on Jun 6, 2012

26

Do you get it now, Zemeckis? You're really good at film making without all that motion capture rubbish. Welcome back old boy. 

Al on Jun 6, 2012

27

I love how all the comments are trashing what Zemeckis has been doing. Let an artist do whatever he wants. Who are you to say that it's rubbish or garbage or stupid when it's his passion?  I can't comprehend that.  Also film looks good.

DaftBot on Jun 6, 2012

28

Art criticism has been around as long as art.  We can say whatever we want, and of course, Zemeckis or any artist can do whatever they want, regardless of what's said...which is exactly what he did.  Heck, if he had listened to what people were saying he would have high tailed it out of there after polar express.

Lincoln Smith on Jun 7, 2012

29

His motion capture films are awful. Leave animation to those guys at Pixar. Bob's live action films are awesome and I am so glad that he is finally back making real motion pictures.

Last Son on Jun 8, 2012

30

 Yes! FINALLY a non CGI crapfest from Zemeckis for once. Now it looks like he's back to makin REAL movies again with real sets and actors. Thank you movie gods!

John on Jun 7, 2012

31

Yeah, but it's got CGI in it--I mean, de plane! De plane! It is good to see him back, though.  Will be interesting to see how this film turns out.

Scopedog on Jun 7, 2012

32

Shame those planes can't fly upside down like that. Never mind :0  

Qube on Jun 7, 2012

33

 ^ Actually, they can. Granted it's a 707 and some time ago. But ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rILk6-4SMJQ

97point6 on Jun 7, 2012

34

Damn Zemeckis know's how to make movies. That gave me the chills on back of my neck. Me likey.

irish003 on Jun 7, 2012

35

Looks interesting, but the music they used completely ruined the mood.

Lagoya on Jun 7, 2012

36

This looks bloody brilliant!!! 

D6 on Jun 7, 2012

37

Looks intense, look froward to it.

tzarinna on Jun 7, 2012

38

I'd type more, but I'm weeping with joy seeing Zemeckis direct human beings. Looks good.

Quanah on Jun 7, 2012

39

Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington... A "Devil In a Blue Dress" reunion. Cheadle stole that film from Denzel. John Goodman and Denzel Washinton... A "Fallen" reunion. Goodman ALMOST stole that from Denzel. Bruce Greenwood and Denzel Washington.. A "Deja Vu"/''St. Elsewhere' reunion... Hell Zemeckis... did you cast everybody that acted with D in this?  Where's Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick and Russell Crowe?  Sheesh.... (Oh... the film looks keen...Im in there.)

Duane on Jun 7, 2012

40

Well, shit, where the hell is Sir Gene Hackman then?!

grimjob on Jun 7, 2012

41

Waaaay too heavy for me. Awesome trailer. I hate DW's smugness but it looks tamed down in this flick.

Ellsworthr on Jun 8, 2012

42

WOW

Ford on Jun 9, 2012

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